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South Park: Canada on Strike

Canada has had enough. Lead by the World Canadian Bureau, the country enters a long and painful strike in hopes the rest of the world will meet their demands. As a result of the strike, the boys are not able to see new episodes of their favorite comedic duo, Terrance and Phillip. It's now up to them to help Canada and end the strike.


Episode Info


Episode number: 12x4
Production Number: 1204
Airdate: Wednesday April 02nd, 2008

Director: Trey Parker
Writer: Trey Parker

Alternate Airdates:

UK (COMEDY CENTRAL) Oct 17, 2008

  • Currently 7.6/10
7.6/10 (35 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Katharine HowellKatharine Howell
voiced Unknown
Recurring
Jack SolmssenJack Solmssen
voiced Unknown
Ridley SolmssenRidley Solmssen
voiced Unknown
Main Cast
Trey ParkerTrey Parker
voiced Stan Marsh, Eric Theodore Cartman, Herbert Garrison, Officer Barbrady, Terrance, Timmy, Ned Gerblanski, Satan, Randy Marsh,& Various
Matt StoneMatt Stone
voiced Kyle Broflovski, Kenny McKormick, Gerald Broflovski, Pip Pirrup, Jesus, Jimbo Kearn, Phillip, Saddam & Various
Mona MarshallMona Marshall
voiced Sheila Broflovski, Linda Stotch & Various
April StewartApril Stewart
voiced Liane Cartman, Wendy Testaburger, Shelly Marsh, Sharon Marsh & Various
Episode Quotes
Stephen Abootman: Look guy, we have to stay strong. If you don't stand with your fellow Canadians.. then you are rats!
Terrance: Don't call me a rat, buddy.
Stephen Abootman: I'm not your buddy, friend.
Phillip: He's not your friend, guy.
Stephen Abootman: I'm not your guy, buddy.
Terrance: He's not your buddy, friend.
Stephen Abootman: I'm not your friend, guy.

Kyle: Yeah, but you know, I learned something today. We thought we could make money on the Internet. But, while the Internet is new and exciting for creative people, it hasn't matured as a distribution mechanism to the extent that one should trade real and immediate opportunities for income for the promise of future online revenue. It will be a few years before digital distribution of media on the Internet can be monetized to the extent that necessitates content producers to forego their fair value in more traditional media.
Stan: ..Yeah.

Stephen Abootman: (on TV) When you think of Canada, what's the one thing that comes to mind?
Cartman: Gayness!
(The students laugh)
Stephen Abootman: That's right, spirit. What is it that makes Canada so important?
Craig: Nothing!
(the students laugh again)



Cultural References


Whilst the boys wait in line to receive their Internet money, they meet up with other famous Internet stars. Shown above, in order, are:
  • Afro Ninja
  • Tay Zonday (best known for the song "Chocolate Rain")
  • Chris Crocker
  • Gary Brolsma (best known as the Numa Numa Guy)
  • Star Wars Kids
  • Jay Maynard (best known as the Tron Guy)
Other famous Internet stars that appear in the episode are Dramatic Gopher, Back Dormitory Boys, Laughing Baby, and the Sneezing Panda.

In the episode, the country of Canada is on strike. This is a reference to the Writer's Guild of America strike. The boys end up watching endless re-runs of the Terrance and Phillip show: no new episodes are being made because Terrance and Philip are Canadian. During the Writer's Guild Strike, most TV-shows were on hold. Also, in the episode, the World Canadian Bureau is called the WGA, short for the Writer's Guild of America.

I Fart Huckabees:

The Terrance and Phillip episode is called "I Fart Huckabees." This is a parody of the film I Heart Huckabee (2004), directed and produced by David O. Russell.

YouToob:

The boys video is uploaded on a site called YouToob. This is a parody of YouTube, a popular video uploading site that was recently bought by Google.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorTrey Parker  |  Matt Stone
 
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